A Coming-Out Party (1961)

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A somewhat happy-go-lucky bunch of Brits in a German POW camp find their new acerbic fellow prisoner is a key officer who must be got out at all cost.



  • James Robertson Justice and Eric Sykes in A Coming-Out Party (1961)
  • James Robertson Justice in A Coming-Out Party (1961)
  • A Coming-Out Party (1961)
  • A Coming-Out Party (1961)
  • Stanley Baxter, John Forrest, James Robertson Justice, Jeremy Lloyd, Leslie Phillips, and John Ringham in A Coming-Out Party (1961)
  • Stanley Baxter, James Robertson Justice, John Le Mesurier, Jeremy Lloyd, and Leslie Phillips in A Coming-Out Party (1961)

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Ken Annakin


Jack Davies (original screenplay), Henry Blyth (original screenplay)

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14 June 2007 | JOHN_REID
| Lighthearted British Comedy
Very Important Person combines elements of the Carry On films, The Great Escape and Hogan's Heroes to produce a lighthearted low budget British Comedy that is surprisingly effective. Many of the stalwarts from this era are here with John Le Mesurier, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes in supporting roles. I wouldn't have been at all surprised to see Sid James turning up somewhere.

James Roberson Justice is excellent in his role as the cantankerous Very Important Person. There are lots of stiff upper lips and "tickety boos" from the British and the German officers are typically cast as foolish buffoons. This must have all been an inspiration for Hogan's Heroes but a very long way from the reality of prisoner of war camps.

Overall, VIP is a fine example of British Comedy from the 60s and is well worth a look.

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